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In 2015, you liked reading about Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3. You liked lists of top games. You mourned the passing of gaming icons. You craved scoops and post-release coverage (phew!), and you enjoyed getting excited about the Final Fantasy VII remake. You also liked reading about sex. Hey, nothing bad about that!…
It’s not just the Christmas season that seems to start earlier each year. The year-in-review season is on its way to a November launch, too. We hold out as long as possible, to give the full 12 months our consideration, but we did spend part of last week assessing the states of the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U in 2015.…
It’s supposed to get slow in December, but it sure wasn’t slow last week, not with fresh game releases, some new controversies, a big awards show and a PlayStation fan festival full of game announcements. My favorite stuff from what we ran last week:
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For the past two years, Kotaku has been blacklisted by Bethesda, the publisher of the Fallout and Elder Scrolls series. For the past year, we have also been, to a lesser degree, ostracized by Ubisoft, publisher of Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and more.
Last week was the calm before the Fallout 4 storm, a good week to find some unexpected stories, which the team did marvelously. Here are my favorites:
This is late late late. No matter, last week boiled down to some gems, to mix-metaphors. Allow me to re-highlight them, and please don’t judge harshly that I picked one of my own.
Short and sweet this time, topped by one of the best investigative pieces we’ve ever run.
It’s been a quieter fall than normal for big game releases, but we’ve been covering a slew of smaller new games and finding plenty of interesting stories. My favorites from last week:
The popular PC gaming YouTuber John “Total Biscuit” Bain told his fans yesterday that his cancer has returned and that life expectancy may be 2-3 years. We wish anyone who suffers from this terrible disease all the best and encourage everyone to talk to their doctor about when to get screenings. I’ve enjoyed chatting…
We published some good stories last week that didn’t involve a certain game about shooting aliens or somesuch. Here are my five favorites:
Who knew that one of the most interesting stories we’d find last week would involve proper implementation of a power grid in a zombie game? Or that there were so many terrific lower-profile games coming out to compensate for the awfulness of the new Tony Hawk?
Marvel Comics used to have Assistant Editors’ Month, and last week, for reasons planned and unplanned, Kotaku had its version of the same. The top two editors of the site were out, but the rest of the team more than compensated with perhaps the strongest week of stories for September. It was hard for me to pick…
Tokyo Game Show and The Taken King dominated our coverage last week, but what were our best stories? I have some thoughts on that: